This is not surprising, on any number of levels: The Gainesville Sun, counting down the Top 25 players in the SEC this season, has tabbed Tim Tebow as No. 1.
That the hometown paper puts Tebow at the top is obvious; what is less obvious is how anyone across the country could put anyone BUT Tebow as the No. 1 player in the SEC.
(Yes, you can make the case for Eric Berry, but Berry doesn't have nearly the direct impact that Tebow has. I would also argue that Julio Jones -- the Sun's No. 3 talent -- is ridiculously good.)
The larger question, of course, is where Tebow should rank among ALL players in the country, not just the Ess-Eee-See. Let's leave it here for now: He is on the short-list discussion for No. 1.